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How to Fix Political Culture in Ontario?

The Doug Ford government is looking to protect political staffers in Ontario’s city halls. As reported by The Spec on February 21, 2024, Minister of Municipal Affairs Paul Calandra will be tabling legislation that would see Mayors and Councillors thrown out of office for workplace harassment. Ontario Liberal MPP Stephen Blais had similar legislation defeated by the Ford Government, at the time Min Calandra cited that the voter should be the one with the final say to remove an elected official from office. So what brought about this 180-degree reversal? Activists for better workplace protections in political settings have put

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